Fancy hanging out with the biggest swinger around? If so, Tarzan, a smart-looking non-progressive slot from the mighty beasts over at Microgaming, could well be the adventure you’ve been waiting for. Here’s what the jungle drums have to say.
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most famous creation has inspired more adaptations and interpretations than Sherlock Holmes and James Bond combined. First revealed to the world in 1912’s Tarzan of the Apes, the familiar tale follows the adventures of a feral English child raised in the jungle by apes. After encountering Westerners as an adult, Tarzan is encouraged to experience ‘civilization’ yet ultimately rejects its superficial values.
The game itself looks very attractive with some excellent visuals and animations. Indeed, the cartoon-style graphics give it a Disney-cum-George of the Jungle quality. The soundtrack, hovering somewhere between chill-out and the theme from American Beauty, works much better than it should, plus there are some suitably atmospheric jungle audio effects. It’s worth noting that the Tarzan slot isn’t, like so many other Microgaming games, a 243-ways-to-win offering. Nope, this uncivilized renegade is a five-reel, 40-payline slot playable from 40p to £40 per spin. Grrrrrr.
The symbols used within the Tarzan online slot are based on the pages of the novel or inspired by the jungle itself. Thus you can expect to see Tarzan, Jane and Archimedes (Jane’s father) spinning alongside images of leopards, chimps, and parrots. The lower-value symbols are juicy watermelons, oranges, apples and plums. The Tarzan Logo is the game’s wild. It’ll stand in for all symbols except the scatter, plus it can form winning combos on its own if you land more than three on a winning payline. The scatter is a bonus wheel that looks like a Trivial Pursuit cake/pie holder. This can create scatter wins if you land two or more of them anywhere on the reels (all wins are multiplied by the total bet staked). If three or more scatters pop up anywhere on the reels then you’ll trigger the Bonus Wheel feature. The wheel awards one of the following features:
*Editor's Note: Bonus wins are multiplied by your triggering bet. Unfortunately, this bonus cannot be re-activated.*
It’s fair to say there’s a lot to like about the Tarzan slot machine. The game is instantly endearing and feels fun to play right from the off. The bonus games are enjoyable too as the high RTP rate, along with the medium variance, ensures wins are pretty frequent. Throw in the fluid gameplay and intuitive controls and it’s evident this is an offering well worth beating your chest about.
Karolis Matulis is an SEO Content Editor at Casinos.com with more than 5 years of experience in the online gambling industry. Karolis has written and edited dozens of slot and casino reviews and has played and tested thousands of online slot games. So if there's a new slot title coming out soon, you better know it – Karolis has already tried it.